The world’s leading squash stars will be returning to Richmond in February for the 2010 North American Open.
Nine of the world’s top ten players have confirmed their entry into this spectacular PSA (Professional Squash Association) Super Series Silver event with a prize fund of almost $100,000.
This year’s tournament boasts a new title sponsor in Quantitative Investment Management, based in Charlottesville, Virginia.
The event is hosted by Virginia Squash and the high-speed action will take place on the all-glass McWil exhibition court which will be erected in the Millhiser Gymnasium on the campus of the University of Richmond.
The tournament runs from Feb. 21-27 and will be preceded by a two-day qualifying tournament as the sport’s rising stars bid for a coveted place in the main draw.
Tournament Director Gus Cook said: “We are delighted to welcome back to Richmond so many of the world’s leading players. The quality of the entertainment provided by our sport’s top athletes is absolutely sensational and we are fortunate that the current era has so many gifted, talented players who produce full-on attacking squash at all times.”
Cook added: “This is one of the premier professional squash tournaments in a rapidly developing North American squash circuit.”